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24 more test positive, Kerala active cases now 177

"Of the 24, 14 came from abroad, and 10 from within the country. Today eight people have been cured," he wrote on his Facebook page.

SC awards Rs 7.64 cr compensation to kin of man killed 2010 AI crash

The family of the 45-year-old Mahendra Kodkany, which include his wife, daughter and son, were earlier granted Rs 7.35 crore as compensation by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC). This compensation will now get enhanced after adding 9 per cent interest per annum (on the amount yet to be paid), to be paid by Air India.

India touring SA for T20Is in August quite difficult, says BCCI official

Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that considering the current situation, it will not be possible to travel for the series to South Africa as there are players in the team who haven't had proper training sessions in the last 50-60 days.

Swiggy, Zomato begin alcohol home delivery in Jharkhand

When liquor shops were reopened in Jharkhand on Wednesday for the first time after the lockdown was imposed in the state, tipplers were seen queuing outside these shops, despite an additional 25 per cent Value Added Tax imposed on liquor by the state government.

People in containment zone not allowed air travel

The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday came up with a detailed guideline for the airlines and passengers, where it said passengers would have to certify their status in terms of coronavirus infection through the Aarogya Setu app or a self-declaration form.

FIR against Sonia for party’s tweet on PM CARES FUND

"An FIR has been registered against Gandhi under IPC Section 153, 505 (1)(B) for the tweets against PM CARES FUND," a police official told IANS confirming the development.

Senate passes law to ban Chinese firms listing on US exchanges

The legislation may also ban Chinese companies from raising funds from American investors.

Cambodia lifts entry ban on travellers from 6 countries

The new order issued on Wednesday by the Health Ministry, however, requires all those travelling to Cambodia to produce a certificate stating that they had tested negative for COVID-19 and issued in the previous 72 hours prior to their arrival as well as health insurance with a minimum cover of $50,000, reports Efe news.

AAI asks passengers to reach airport 2 hours prior to departure

In its standard operating procedures (SoPs), the state-run firm also asked passengers to install the Aarogya Setu mobile app without which they won't be allowed entry into the terminal building.

Cyclone Amphan kills 12 in Bangladesh

The cyclone is likely to move further in a north-northeasterly direction and weaken gradually, bdnews24 quoted the Bangladesh Meteorological Department as saying in its latest update.

On birthday of Mohanlal, 500 fans pledge their organs

Receiving the pledge of 500 fans, State Health Minister K.K.Shailaja said this was a noble act and Mohanlal has always been a friend of the health department.

Crude prices continue to rise, Brent above $36 per barrel

Currently, the July contract of Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is trading at $36.70 per barrel, 2.66 per cent higher than the previous close.

Savage cyclone Amphan leaves death, destruction in its trail

Scenes from Kolkata airport showed the damage left behind as large airliners stood in a river of water with facilities damaged.

Sensex up 280 points; banking, finance stocks rise

Buying activity in banking, finance and auto stocks supported the indices.

Greece to resume tourist activities from July 1

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced the news during a speech on Wednesday, in which he introduced his administration's plan to re-launch tourism, a major contributor towards the country's economy, reports Efe news.

Rahul Gandhi remembers father on his death anniversary

Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1991 during a late night election rally in Sriperumbudur village of Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls when a suicide bomber struck.

Juhi Chawla invites landless farmers to farm at her Wada farmhouse

She has family farmland on the outskirts of Mumbai where a team of experts practice organic farming. Juhi has now opened it for landless farmers to grow rice this season.

Women’s Bundesliga to resume from May 29

"Match operations will take place under the existing hygiene concept. This set of guidelines, jointly drawn up by the DFB and DFL, include strict rules on hygiene, close testing and monitoring," DFB said in a statement on Wednesday.

Trump considers convening G7 Summit at Camp David

"Now that our country is 'transitioning back to greatness', I am considering rescheduling the G-7, on the same or similar date, in Washington, D.C., at the legendary Camp David," Xinhua news agency quoted Trump as saying in a tweet on Wednesday.

Samsung launches Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition for US government

According to the company, with a highly customized software and feature set, the Galaxy S20 TE can operate seamlessly with a range of existing peripherals and supports the requirements of tactical and classified applications, especially those designed to help operators navigate complex terrain, expansive distances, and the potential loss of communication with command units.

A unique underground library has 900,000 books in Rajasthan

This treasure trove of knowledge figures in Asia's biggest libraries with a collection of around 900,000 books and the capacity to seat 4,000 people.

Canada officially recommends wearing face masks

"If you can't predict whether you can maintain that two-meter distance, then it's recommended that you wear the non-medical mask or facial covering," Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said at a press conference here on Wednesday.

Corona tally in India reaches 112359, death toll 3435

The total includes 63,624 active cases, 3435 fatalities, and 45,300 patients cured of the disease, the Ministry said.

WHO says will increase funding and improve funding quality

"As part of the transformation agenda, we have developed the first investment case, and we have developed a strategic plan to mobilize resources... we have also developed a strategy to build a foundation which we hope would be established soon and looking for new sources of funding and also expand our donor base," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said here at a press conference on Wednesday, stressing that transformation "has nothing to do with the current situation", Xinhua reported.

Global COVID-19 cases near 5 million

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 4,995,712, while the death toll increased to 328,095, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Eight Santos Laguna players test positive for COVID-19

The Liga MX, as Mexico's top division is known, said in a statement on Wednesday that the players were diagnosed with the disease after undergoing tests earlier this week. The names of the players were not disclosed, reports Xinhua news agency.

World Bank names Harvard professor as chief economist

"I am very pleased to welcome Carmen to the World Bank Group, as we boost our efforts to restore growth and meet the urgent debt and recession crises facing many of our client countries," Malpass said in a statement on Wednesday.

Railways to start bookings for 200 special trains from May 21

A Railway Ministry spokesperson, in a statement, said that Indian Railways, in consultation with Ministries of Health & Family Welfare, and Home Affairs, has decided that train services will be further partially restored with effect from June 1.

Over 100,000 new COVID cases recorded in last 24 hours, says WHO

Revealing the alarming numbers at his daily briefing, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that two-thirds of those cases came from just four countries, the BBC reported.